iMac for Gaming?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by mrcowdude20, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. mrcowdude20 macrumors regular

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    Is the iMac good for gaming? What will you need to make it good? (simulator, MW3, etc.)
     
  2. MasterTick macrumors 6502

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    If you want dedicated gaming, run away from an iMac, if you want a Mac and want to game a little on the side then an iMac is alright, you should be able to run most new games on med-high with the 6770M-6970M.

    A lot of games aren't on the Mac either, so you'll need a copy of Windows 7
     
  3. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Yup. Get a high-end one. It runs almost all my games at native res with settings at max. GTAIV is a bit poor, but that's more to do with CPU than GPU limits.
     
  4. Chilaha macrumors member

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    ^This, if you are going to be doing some real gaming on this then stay away from any mac. Most games are PC native anyways. It would be pointless to spend so much money on games and then buy parallels or windows to play games that you could instantly play on PC.

    Plus, iMac is even more expensive than some of the better gaming PC's out there.
     
  5. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    You'd be better off getting a low-end iMac and spending the $600 you save on a PC for gaming (if you're really into gaming) because it'll blow away even a Mac Pro.
     

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